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Poster: Darrell Wright Date: Jun 10, 2005 4:00am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: ??? Does IA accept 'fair use' content ???

Look Madhavana,

I have seen this question listed in the forum hundreds if not thousands of times. Everytime the question is asked, it usually ends up starting an argument like you are trying to start with me now. That is simply why I told the the person originally asking the question to upload his or her video to the site and if the curiators do not feel it is fair use they will delete it. Let the archive decide what they think is best for their site and leave the argument at that.

As a final question for you: "Do you think that the internet archive wants to get sued for placing a video on their site that might not fit into the fair use category?" I think not. That is why their staff carefully regulates what is contributed to their site. If you don't believe me; attempt to upload some type of copyrighted material to this site and watch how fast they reject it.



This post was modified by Darrell Wright on 2005-06-10 11:00:57

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Poster: Madhavananda Date: Jun 10, 2005 4:14am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: ??? Does IA accept 'fair use' content ???

If I post some general guidelines and a link on what is considered fair use, I really don't consider that ranting or an attempt to start an argument.

I've seen entries that have been admitted to the archive that are in violation of copyright laws and a far cry from fair use. (I've reported them.) This leads me to think not everything is reviewed that carefully.

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Poster: Darrell Wright Date: Jun 10, 2005 7:40am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: ??? Does IA accept 'fair use' content ???

Constantly nagging someone about his or her opinion is considered starting an argument in my book. All that I did was give the person who originally asked the question an answer, but you are attempting to start trouble. I bet you are also the same jerk that kept e-mailing me and rating my videos stating that you were going to attempt to shut down this site.

Just for laughs why don't you upload some video to this site that is a direct violation of all copyright laws and see if they will accept it.

I know that they won't. I have had a handful of videos rejected from this site that other amateur video sites have accepted one of those was my video "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow...When I Can't Even Smile today."

The internet archive stated that the video was a violation of the fair use agreement because the video consisted of scenes from the second season of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. However, VideoArt.net accepted this video and even waived their fee that most artists are asked to pay for distributing works on their site because they thought it was a great music video. The video is also available at playbackvideo.com and was one time available at both Buffyverse.com and thunderbay.indymedia.org. Every site the video has been at never received any complaints about legal issues and has done well.

See for yourself.

http://www.videoart.net/home/artists/SearchResults.cfm?category_id=2&KeyWord=Darrell+Wright&Collection=ArtistCollection&Go=Go

It is also probably because of people constantly gripping about fair use issue that the archive has became filled with boring test films such as the stairs.

Leave the issue alone and let the internet archive decide what they think is fair. I have a bigger production film to finish and do not have time to continue arguing with you anyways.

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Poster: Madhavananda Date: Jun 10, 2005 8:31am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: ??? Does IA accept 'fair use' content ???

Now that was a humorous reply. Masters of entertainment, aren't we. It's been a pleasure.